"Action" and "intelligence" are prime ingredients in any book by American author Jim DeFelice book. From his first 1992 NY Times bestselling novel "Coyote Bird" [a high-flying "man vs. doomsday machine" thriller], to his most recent #1 NY Times bestselling non-fiction book "American Sniper" DeFelice has written more than 30 high-energy, thought-provoking books, novellas, and short stories.
"I'm one of those people who has a lot of interests and I've been very lucky to be able to pursue them," DeFelice says. "I'm best known for military and spy thrillers, especially 'Leopards Kill,' and probably for my collaborations with Dick Marcinko on the Rogue Warrior series, Steve Coonts on the original Deep Black series, Dale Brown on Dreamland and the new Whiplash series, and Larry Bond on First Team and our current Red Dragon Rising series, set in China."
"I really enjoy writing comic novels," DeFelice says, "I used a lot of humor with action/adventure in the Jake Gibbs Patriot Spy trilogy, which is set during the American Revolution. The series was out of print for years, but I'm republishing it as an e-book series on Kindle: "The Silver Bullet," "The Iron Chain" and "The Golden Flask." His irreverent fictional FBI agent, Andy Fisher, has three humorous, action-packed adventures, including his most recent "The Helios Conspiracy" which hinges on a plot to sabotage the launch of a solar-collecting satellite.
DeFelice is also a serious WWII historian who is excited to find subjects that haven't been done before.
"I was extremely fortunate to be able to write about the original U.S. Army Rangers, who trained closely with the British Commandos under Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat. I was able to talk to some of the first members of the unit and a few of the surviving British Commandos who knew them, for my book 'Rangers in Dieppe'."
DeFelice also wrote "Omar Bradley: General At War" (Regnery Press), the only biography ever written about the 5-Star US General. Called a brilliant tactician by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bradley was heralded as an innovative and humane during WWII.
"But he's been unaccountably dismissed by later historians," DeFelice says, "and overshadowed by more colorful characters like Patton and Montgomery. I'm hope this book will restore his rightful place in military history, and, frankly, correct a number of errors I've found about him in other books on World War II."
DeFelice also has a number of short stories that will be shortly published on Kindle, including "Wulf Flight" set in WWII. To find out more about Jim DeFelice, see his website at jimdefelice.com on the world wide web.